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Dr. Anita Datta

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

University of British Columbia

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Dr. Anita Datta is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. She is the Program Director of the Epilepsy Fellowship training program and Director for medical students for Neurology at BC Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is also Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in both Child Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. She obtained her MD from the University of Saskatchewan, and completed her Pediatric Neurology residency at the University of Alberta. She then went on to an Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital - Harvard University. Prior to joining BC Children’s Hospital, she served as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology at both the University of Saskatchewan and University of Calgary. While in Calgary, she was the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Neurology Residency training program. Her primary clinical interest is epilepsy and its surgical management and issues for young girls with epilepsy. She is also involved in the multi-disciplinary Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic and Rett Syndrome Clinic and is part of the Ketogenic Diet team. Her research interests include clinical epilepsy, the correlation of EEG findings, and neuropsychological outcomes and clinical trials for novel drugs for the treatment of epilepsy.

Area of Research Expertise
Coma; Drug reactions; Epilepsy; Seizures; Surgery; Tuberous sclerosis